The going away parties were last week. The pets are at your mother's house until you move into the new residence. You have one more week until you are done with your current job. However, you have not packed the first box yet. It is anxiety producing, isn't it? You still must go through the closets and basement to find things to give to purge. Not feeling motivated? Picture this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be arriving to load your stuff. You cannot be packing while the movers are on the clock. Feeling motivated now? Let us aid you with packing for your relocation with these suggestions. It'll be over before you know it.
Box up the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal hygiene items. Place a clear plastic container with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will place your personal care items and the toilet paper into the tub. It will go in the car with you.
Next, box up the basement & attic. If it's an extensive job, you might need a little aid, but getting it done is imperative. If the basement and attic are not so bad, then get them finished and consolidate the packed boxes to the garage. If you can’t use the garage as your central box collection spot, then place them in one of the bedrooms you do not use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic containers, so you'll know where to put them when you are unloading at your new place.
Pack the closets. Put in a couple boxes things you will not need again or don't want. Put those to the side, because you will be dropping them off at a charity store soon. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic containers, so you will know where to unload them to in the new place.
Pack up the living room or one of the bedrooms or wherever you have your personal office. If you will not be using it, take apart the computer and its components or your laptop and tablet. Pack away any other office equipment such as your printer. Pack any books. If you won't be reading a few of the books again, then pack them in the charity boxes. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic tubs for applicable placement in the new house.
Box the bedrooms. Pack bed and bath (if you have one adjoining the bedrooms) items in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers. Do not forget to take down the curtains or whatever kind of window treatments you have. You should launder everything washable on the nights you pack the corresponding rooms. Your things will be fresh for the new house. If you bought new items for the new house, then pack the old things in the charity boxes.
Box up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches on napkins or order food delivery for the next day or so. Wash everything and pack it up. You could use your blankets and towels to place in between dishes. Place small vases and decorative bottles in socks. Wrap any paintings or decorative items such as bowls and photo frames in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Do not forget to launder any kitchen linens like dish towels and curtains prior to packing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers for the new place.
Last night in the old home! Double check each room and its closet. If anything was unintentionally left, pack it up. If all contents of the room have been moved to the garage or central box repository spot, close the room’s door, so the movers will know not to bother, which will save time. They will appreciate you for it. Items you will need in the morning such as personal care items, breakfast foods and clothing for the next day should be put aside in a clear plastic tub.
Pack up your clothes, washing the dirty clothes. Triple check to be positive that all boxes and clear plastic containers are the garage or the central box repository location to make it easier on everyone who is assisting you to move. Go through the garage items, packing away what will be going with you. Place in boxes things such as half-full paint cans, paint thinner, gasoline for the lawn mower and any other flammable things. Those will go with you in the car, since the trash will not pick them up, nor can they go on the moving truck.
Pack up the garden tools, lawn mowers, deck furniture and any gardening things like bags of soil and pots. Make sure that all the packing is complete, then go to bed and get a good night’s sleep before moving day.
When you work long hours, it is hard to find time to pack your stuff. Following this nightly guide will help get you packed up and ready for moving day. We hope it helps!